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Big Canoe man killed in wreck

A Dawson County man was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer on Hwy. 53 west of Dawsonville just before noon on Wednesday, Georgia State Patrol confirmed.

July 19, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Old Moonshiners of Georgia reunion Saturday

Throw on your Liberty overalls for the inaugural Old Moonshiners of Georgia Reunion on Saturday at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lumpkin Campmeeting begins Monday

Some call it vacation. Others say a family reunion. But for all that walk the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground each summer, campmeeting is a weeklong spiritual revival and celebration.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Etowah Water honors former board member

Another of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's former board members has been honored with a tree planted in memory of service.

July 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Movies in the Park returns on Friday

Movies in the Park returns Friday when Northside Hospital and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce present "Trouble with the Curve" under the stars at Dawson County Middle School's football field.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Legacy lives

A ceremony next week will pay tribute to the late Margie Weaver, whose legacy as an advocate for seniors lives on at the center that will share her name.

July 17, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Deal may end fight over site for sludge

The threat of a sludge application in Dawson County may no longer be an issue after officials with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority agreed to treat waste from a plant in neighboring Forsyth.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual fireworks show rescheduled for Aug. 30

Plans are being made to kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend with fireworks, after storms last week washed out Dawson County's annual Sparks in the Park Independence celebration.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Market open

Rain didn't stop Kerrie Gunier and her daughter, Emily, from venturing out recently to buy fresh grown vegetables and cut flowers from local vendors at the Dawson County Farmer's Market.

July 10, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fireworks postponed, rescheduled for Aug. 30

The annual Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks show has been postponed due to the rain, organizers announced this morning.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Nothing like this’

Daryl Rosenbaum has traveled to some of the most desired vacation spots in the world, but none compare to one of Dawson County's most precious gems.

July 03, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


DOT approves funds for flood repairs

The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved $200,000 in emergency funding to repair road and culvert damages caused by the heavy rains and flooding in Dawson County in May.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chestatee golf course won’t shoot geese after all

Chestatee Golf Club has decided not to shoot the Canada geese that have been troubling the course, said local resident Carroll Polak.

July 03, 2013 | By Andrew Akers DNC regional staff | LOCAL


Sparks in the Park is set for tonight

Organizers are hoping the rain holds off long enough to celebrate tonight's Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks extravaganza.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Developer purchases former Sembler property

An Atlanta-based development company announced on Wednesday plans to build a commercial "power center" that will bring national retail and restaurants to Dawson County.

June 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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City holds first hearing for new annexation fee

An amendment to the City of Dawsonville annexation ordinance that will allow the city to charge an additional fee for each property annexing into the ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Long range planning committee schedules first meeting

A committee recently reinstated and appointed by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners to provide public input on the future of the county will have ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville reverend receives posthumous award

Dawsonville-native James Styles was recently awarded the 2017 Spirit of Young Harris award.

June 21, 2017 | | LOCAL


County to hold open budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will be holding a series of open hearings over the next two weeks to discuss the 2017-2018 budget.

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Paddle Georgia to pass through Dawson this weekend

Paddle Georgia, the country's largest week-long canoe and kayak camping adventure, will launch at Dawson County's River Park on the Etowah River this ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Two join board of Good Shepherd Clinic

Jo Brewer and Dr. Brian Burke O.D. have joined the board of the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County, according to a press release ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Chamber lunch covers property tax questions

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly business luncheon last week so that members and community members could hear directly from Kurt Tangel ...

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Local motorcycle ride raises money for child cancer

Thunderstorms were not enough to stop the almost 200 motorcyclists who, two weekends ago, joined to give rides to 28 'stars' and their families at ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


School board passes 2018 budget

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget, along with additional budgets, on Monday night following ...

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Breakfast benefits Family Connection

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was ready and waiting with a pot of freshly brewed coffee on Friday morning-he was just having trouble finding someone to ...

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


High-end cars bring hope for childhood cancer patients

Austin Mabry had completed two of his three in-car driving sessions needed to get his driver's license when the process was abruptly set aside.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Junior Fire Academy completes another successful week

Dawson County Emergency Services hosted its seventh annual Junior Fire Academy last week at Dawson County Middle School.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


City of Dawsonville plans sidewalk expansion, improvements

The City of Dawsonville has plans for more sidewalks, some of which will be paid out of the proceeds of SPLOST V and SPLOST VI ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tanner appointed chair of transit commission

Though not faced with the same grid-lock as Atlanta and other metropolitan cities in Georgia, Dawson County has its fair share of transit issues that ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woman arrested for falsely reporting rape on Dahlonega trail

A woman who reported she was raped while running on the reservoir trail surrounding Lake Zwerner in Dahlonega late last month has been arrested after ...

June 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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